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Best way to hang foam?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by madbutcher, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. madbutcher

    madbutcher Member

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    Friend gave me about 20 of those square foot auralex foam panels and large wall sized sheets of foam. Siad he used that auralex glue to hang them, but the back of a lot of them are ripped up and it ripped up the paint on the wall some when removing them. Did he just use it wrong, or is there a good way to hang these things while keeping them removable without damage?
     
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    egan. daylightdies.com

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    Mount them on foamcore or thin plywood and then hang that on the wall. Otherwise it will rip and make your walls a bitch to repaint when you take it down.
     
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    I just use fabric pins and gently tap them in with a hammer. Depending on the size of the foam you usually only need one or two strategically placed pins.
     
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    this... +1
    did the same.. drilled 3 holes into the plywood and hang them onto the wall just like a picture frame, worked like a charme
     
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    Glue a CD to the back of them, put a nail in the wall and hang it like a picture frame.
     
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    +1 to this!

    Works like a charm!
     
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    I love this forum. Great ideas I never would have thought of. Think I will try the CD to the back method. Thanks!
     
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    I mounted mine on pieces of 2'x2'x1/4" plywood and hung them in a diamond pattern. I also hung a few from the ceiling with eye hooks. Worked like a charm.
     
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    loc-tite double sided rubber tape
     
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    This. I used thin ply and that 3M picture hanging velcro to hang them.
     
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    Magic tacks. Worked like a charm.
     
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    Andy Sneap forum. Worked like a charm.
     
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    TRA Just another nobody

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    I used "T-Pins" that you can get at a craft store or anywhere that sells fabric. If the room ever needs remodeling or to be repurposed the clean up is simple and you didn't ruin anything.
     
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    TheWinterSnow Den Mørke Natt

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    Because the Auralex foam pads only dampen high end, I would not use ply wood as it will do more damage to comb filtering in lower frequencies as it can be very reflective. Instead, glue to foam to sturdy wire mesh. Then to mount them, you can get some sticky plastic hangers used for hanging up Christmas lights. Some fishing line through the mesh will hold it right in place, just like a picture frame. You could also suspend some off the ceiling leaving a 12" gap between the foam and ceiling.
     

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